Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Hamlin's Marine Toy Drive and Holiday Celebration


Hamlin's Marine is a drop center for Toys For Tots, a charitable program dedicated to providing joy and holiday gifts to less fortunate children during the holiday season.

Our goal this season is to fill this Chris Craft 27 Launch with toys to distribute to area families.  From now until Friday, December 8th you can spread joy by donating a gift and dropping it at our Waterville, Hampden, or Belfast location Monday-Friday 9:00 to 3:00.  

Unfortunately, we had a visit from the Grinch this morning...we will be vigilant and ensure that he does not steal any donations!

If you find yourself in Belfast this Saturday from 10:00-4:00, stop by the showroom for a Holiday Celebration with seasonal eats and drinks.  

Friday, October 27, 2023

Redesigned Leader 9.0 From Jeanneau


My family’s favorite model from Jeanneau is the Leader 9.0.  With a length of 30’8”, Beam of 9’9”, and 500 HP compliments of Yamaha…the boat is the perfect package to entertain families and pack gear for our annual camping trip to Warren Island in Penobscot Bay.  

Last month, the Hamlin’s Marine found a new application for a Leader 9.0.  We pulled the cushions and tables out and went offshore fishing for sharks!  The Leader 9.0 was comfortable and capable for a crew of 8.  Here are some highlights of the trip:

Today, I’m at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, far from home and the terrible mass shooting that has rocked my home state of Maine.  It feels strange to be showing boats to prospective buyers while my family is dealing with cancelled dances and sporting events, but it also reminds me of how boating has pulled my family closer together over the years.  Boating provides both connection and escape when necessary.

The Leader 9.0 Series 2 was just released with some very nice upgrades from past models.  The hard top now has a powder- coated aluminum frame that cuts a lot of weight, and provides a more contemporary look.

The interior upholstery and cushion set has also been updated for a more sporty, edgy look.

Also, new for the Leader 9.0 Series 2 is the ultra cool drop down terrace for boarding from the side and opening up the cockpit.

The Leader 9.0 Series 2 is available for sale at FLIBS through the weekend.  Special show discounts, financing as low as 5.99%, and Yamaha extended warranties will apply.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

The Grand Debut of Jeanneau Power Boats' DB 37 at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show is renowned for showcasing some of the most luxurious and innovative boats in the world. This year, all eyes were on Jeanneau Power Boats as they unveiled their highly anticipated DB 37. The debut of this magnificent vessel left enthusiasts and industry experts in awe, setting a new standard for powerboats. Let's dive into the remarkable features and the buzz surrounding the DB 37.

Unparalleled Design and Craftsmanship:

Jeanneau Power Boats has long been known for its exceptional design and craftsmanship, and the DB 37 is no exception. This powerboat boasts sleek lines, modern aesthetics, and meticulous attention to detail. From the moment you step on board, you're enveloped in a world of luxury and elegance.

Spacious and Comfortable Interior:

The DB 37 offers a spacious interior that maximizes comfort and functionality. The open-plan layout seamlessly integrates the saloon, galley, and helm station, creating a sense of fluidity and freedom. Large windows flood the interior with natural light, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding waters.

Versatile and Innovative Features:

One of the standout features of the DB 37 is its versatility. Whether you're seeking a thrilling adventure or a relaxing day on the water, this powerboat can cater to your every need. Equipped with powerful engines and advanced technology, it offers excellent performance and maneuverability.

Jeanneau Power Boats understands the importance of providing luxurious accommodations for both owners and guests. The DB 37 offers spacious cabins with elegant finishes and ample storage. The master cabin, located in the bow, provides a private retreat with a comfortable double bed and an en-suite bathroom. The guest cabins are equally well-appointed, ensuring a comfortable stay for all on board.

The DB 37 incorporates the latest technology, enhancing the boating experience in numerous ways. From advanced navigation systems to state-of-the-art entertainment options, this powerboat integrates seamlessly with the modern lifestyle. The intuitive helm station, equipped with touchscreen controls, ensures ease of operation and enhances safety for the captain and crew.

The debut of Jeanneau Power Boats' DB 37 at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show was nothing short of spectacular. This extraordinary powerboat sets a new benchmark in design, craftsmanship, and innovation. With its luxurious accommodations, versatile features, and cutting-edge technology, the DB 37 has captivated boating enthusiasts worldwide. Whether you're an avid sailor or simply appreciate the finer things in life, the DB 37 is a testament to Jeanneau Power Boats' unwavering commitment to excellence.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Jeanneau NC1295 Fly @ FLIBs


Jeanneau Life at Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

The NC 1295 Fly features 3 staterooms, 2 enclosed heads with showers, a spacious island galley in the main salon, and a king-sized fly bridge.

Compared to other boats in the same class from Beneteau, Regal, or Prestige…the Jeanneau NC1295 Fly is the only boat well equipped with Sea Keeper gyro stabilizer and triple Yamaha 300s for under the $1 Million mark.

The Jeanneau NC1295 Fly is a serious Bluewater cruiser for Maine, and it’s finally available in the United State!

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Why Worry? Go Fishing.


When life gives you lemons, Go Fishing.   I can't complain...well, maybe I can.  I live in a country with an identity crisis, am raising teenage girls in the Tik Tok age, and watching the morning news makes me want to go on an anti-depressant.  

You know what doesn't suck?  Fishing.  Fishing never sucks even when it sucks.  I had the opportunity to take two amazing fishing trips last month with some guys at Hamlin's Marine.  

The first one kind was a tough one...rough seas, putrified bait, and fog as thick as wool.  Spent too much time getting tangled in lobster trawls southeast of Matinicus Rock and ended up getting skunked.  

A Long Day on the Water

The second trip may be the best day I've ever spent on the water.  Fresh mackerel bait, perfect weather, and six hookups.  Our men fought the king of Maine sharks...the Mako!  Goal was to harvest one for some steaks, but weren't able to hook onto a keeper.  Next Time!

The Dutton Brothers Ready For Action

Norman "Reggae Shark" Shirley

Here is a highlight video of our fishing trips to Matinicus Rock and Isle au Haut.

At Hamlin's Marine, we have the best fishing boat packages to choose from whether you prefer lake or ocean fishing...aluminum or fiberglass construction.  Choose from brands like Scout, Carolina Skiff, Sea Chaser, Weldcraft, Alumacraft, or the boat featured on our trip...Jeanneau.

Right now, Hamlin's has a huge selection of fishing boats for you to choose from for next season.   In addition to manufacturer incentives and steep discounts, Hamlin's Marine has an incredible offer for you right now.

Buy any new fishing boat package from $25 K to $50 K and earn $2500 in credit toward electronics. 

High rollers spending over $50 K on a new fishing boat package will earn $5000 in credit for fishing gadgets like fish finders, trolling motors, or down riggers.

Here are some of my favorite weapons to trick the fish:

Garmin Force Trolling Motor

Raymarine Axiom 12

Cannon Optimum 10

Thursday, September 7, 2023

The Boat Sale of the Century Part 2...It's Mastercraft Week!


Leftover 2023 NXT22

Hamlin's Marine is extending the Boat Sale of the Century into September.

Each week we feature a different one of our boat lines with extra special incentives to make your dream boat a reality.  

Purchase one of the few remaining 2023 model Mastercraft models, and your family with get the Pro Treatment at your home lake:

Alex Wiken

1.) A day of surf instruction with Alex Wiken our local expert.

2.) Custom board fitting.

3.) Surfboard and Gear Package.

Mastercraft does not allow us to publish the low pricing we are featuring on the last remaining models.  Please contact us for details on individual models.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Hamlin's Marine Presents..."The Boat Sale of the Century" Part. 1


It's safe to say the American consumer is back in the driver's seat again.  When it comes to buying a boat for your family, there has never been a better time.  

It started earlier this year when inventory levels returned to normal after a period of supply shock that created shortages of boats.

Then, there was this...

Many areas of New England experienced the wettest July on record.  

While inventories last, Hamlin's Marine is making it impossible to pass on a deal.  All boat packages including pontoons, fishing boats, sport boats, and cruisers are deeply discounted and include your first season of storage.  Manufacturer rebates, extended warranties, and special financing terms apply.  

Bennington and Godfrey pontoon deals are making a splash.  Check out these deals...

Jeanneau power boats are the answer when it comes to exploring the Maine coast and big lakes in comfort and style.  Hamlin's Marine has Jeanneau power boats in stock and ready for delivery now.

If you are a fan of the hit series "The Outer Banks", you know there is only one proper boat for a Pogue family...a Carolina Skiff.

You can practically steal a Carolina Skiff at Hamlin's right now.  Check out these deals...

Don't miss out on the Boat Sale of the Century on all boat packages at our Waterville, Hampden, and Belfast locations!